How long does UCLA count as a "quality win" when they lose to Washington State at home and won't even be ranked next week.
It's obvious we can no longer hang our tourney chances on beating those guys. Unfortunately, it's not where you start, it's where you finish.
They are a top 50 team. Beating such a team qualifies as a quality win. If they move back into the top 25, it'll be even better. (Without them, we still have two wins over top 25 teams - Duke and Illinois.)
Unfortunately, both of those were home games. Having a neutral court top 25 win is huge.